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Historic investment in Nordic paediatric cancer research

Historic investment in Nordic paediatric cancer research

18.12.2018

NordForsk, the Norwegian Cancer Society and the Research Council of Norway have pooled their resources for an historic initiative on paediatric cancer research and will be allocating a total of NOK 30 million for three Nordic projects on personalised cancer treatment for children. With their focus on Nordic cooperation on clinical studies, these projects will help to give children diagnosed with cancer access to the very latest treatment methods. “I’m excited to follow the progress of these projects, ” says Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, “not only because they are strong projects on their own but also because they can help expand Nordic cooperation on clinical research.”

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Nordic NOK 165 million initiative to boost research and innovation in personalised medicine

Nordic NOK 165 million initiative to boost research and innovation in personalised medicine

18.12.2018

Personalised medicine, tailoring the right therapeutic strategy to the right person at the right time, is more relevant than ever before. New knowledge and innovation will make it possible to provide the patient with more precisely targeted diagnostics and treatment. Innovation Fund Denmark, the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS), Innovaatiorahoituskeskus Business Finland, and NordForsk are providing more than NOK 165 million in funding for seven Nordic projects that will target wider implementation of personalised medicine in the Nordic health care sector.

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Updated digital edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries

Updated digital edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries

04.12.2018

The Nordic Committee on Bioethics and NordForsk is launching the fifth edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries. The report provides an up-to-date overview of legislation in a variety of areas, including assisted reproduction, human biobanks, cloning and embryo research.

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New statistics on Nordic-UK R&D

New statistics on Nordic-UK R&D

23.11.2018

A new collection of statistics on UK-Nordic relations in research and innovation shows that the UK-Nordic collaboration is broad and extensive, and it constitutes a clear example of a win-win situation in terms of research impact.

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Nordic Open Science on the agenda in Stockholm

Nordic Open Science on the agenda in Stockholm

22.11.2018

How far have the Nordic countries reached when it comes to addressing open science? What incentives and rewards are needed to engage scientists to openly share their research? And how do we involve other parts of society more closely in research? These were a few of the questions being discussed during the Nordic Open Science Conference 15-16 November 2018 in Stockholm.

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